Flash Bang | Excel Brewing Company

Flash BangFlash Bang
BA SCORE
37.9%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 29 ratings
Flash BangFlash Bang
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ejk99 on 10-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,625
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
Liked:
11
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
9.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excel brewing Co. "Flash Bang"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2.17 @ Beer Belly's Beverage, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pours a hazy golden body beneath a short head of bright white. It seems to have dropped already, but the surface is still solid. There's also about 3/4" of solid foam around the glass where the initial head was, so that's a good sign. I'm waiting to see if the surface covering will break open, it looks close. The aroma is wheaty, and I got what I thought was lemon but seems now to be more orange, but it's interesting, it seems almost pungent/"herbal" and grassy as well. In any case it's not particularly hoppy and really more malty. I'm starting to wonder how old this beer really is. If the code on the neck of the bottle - "07 034 13:54:14" - is a Julian date then it's 190 days old, which is over 6 months but not too bad, particularly for an unfiltered beer. Maybe my nose is just off. So, the head has not broken up, which gives it excellent head retention in my book. On to the flavor... it's more citrusy than the nose suggests with a little bit of grapefruit and some berry-like flavor as well as the original orange. Oh, and am I finding a hint of lemon as well? The pungent and "herbal" character I found in the aroma is absent though, and I only get grassiness in the finish. It's nicely balanced and it finishes dry and gently lingering. Medium bitterness. Medium bodied with a median carbonation that's gently zesty then smooth. Overall pretty nice.

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Photo of porters4life
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours hazy yellow with a huge head. The aroma is hoppy with hints of wheat sourness. The taste balances well between hoppy bitterness and some tartness. Lots of floral and pine notes.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper in color with excellent clarity. There was an inch thick frothy off white head. Light lacing. The aroma was pale wheat but I did not detect any hops. I taste pale wheat, a touch of honey, and some faint citrus hops. This is fairly well balanced. The mouth is dry, crisp, and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of stucat
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Flash Bang is a solid offering from Excel. The beer poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has bitter citrus hop flare. The taste leans toward bitter with a grapefruit backdrop. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is citrus, wheat/mild spices and hops. The flavor is hops/hop resin, mild spices, tropical fruit, citrus and a mix of bitter and slight heat in the finish

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Photo of DSincavage
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, wheat, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, wheat, slight floral hops, slight sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of pine. Overall, very hoppy for an American Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of Yesdog
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Market, cloudy orange in color. Medium white head. The aroma is grainy, with some wheat and floral hops underneath. Moderately sweet and fuller in body than needed. Just okay.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a Popsicle orange hazy, with a thick white head that dissipates quickly.
Slight hoppy smell.
Nice effort in the taste blending the wheat and hops but doesn't quite come together.
Overall an average or slightly lower.

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Photo of Jamato14
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Flash Bang from Excel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 29 ratings
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